Abu Simbel, Famous Archaeological Site and Most Popular Attraction in Egypt

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site in Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. It is located on the historical territory of Nubian. Abu Simbel are two ancient temples of the 13th century BC.  which a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on 1979 , The temples are carved into the rock. Monuments at Abu Simbel was cut into blocks weighing about 30 tons, moved by 65 feet and recomposed. The event was funded through the collection of international donors who contributed more to the Egyptian government and UNESCO. Abu Simbel The project was launched in 1959, the movement began in 1964 and was completed in 1968. Great Temple was built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. and discovered by Swiss Johann Ludwig Burckhardt on 1813. Specialty of the temple is the location of Abu Simbel. Orientation is allowed twice a year, that of spring and autumn. Abu Simbel are among the most popular attractions in Egypt.

Abu Simbel Inside
large statue at the entrance of Abu Simbel
sculpture on Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt